A Stawell woman charged over a crash which killed four grandmothers on their way home from a night of line dancing will ask the court for a sentence indication.
Lorraine Nicholson, 65, was found not guilty of four counts of culpable driving causing death over the quadruple fatality at Navarre on May 5, 2018.
The Ballarat jury could not reach a majority verdict on four alternative charges of dangerous driving causing death in October. The jury was discharged.
Nicholson's case, of the four remaining charges, was listed for a directions hearing at the County Court on Thursday morning.
Crown prosecutor Andrew Moore said it was agreed between the prosecution and defence Nicholson was prepared to consent to a sentence indication hearing.
"There has been some developments in this case," Mr Moore said.
"Our suggestion is a mention before Judge (Michael) Bourke to fix a date (for a sentence indication hearing)."
Judge Gerard Mullaly said it was appropriate to list the case before Judge Bourke as soon as possible.
He said if a sentence indication was not accepted, a trial date would need to be obtained. A trial may or may not be held in Ballarat.
Nicholson was not in court for the brief hearing on Thursday. The judge extended her bail until December 18.
The accused woman's Jeep T-boned a Kia driven by Hamilton's Elaine Middleton, 64, and carrying passengers Margaret Ely, 74, also of Hamilton, Heywood's Dianne Barr, 64, and Portland's Claudia Jackson, 72, at the intersection of Stawell-Avoca Road and Ararat-St Arnaud Road at 6pm on May 5, 2018.
The four women, who were returning home after attending a line-dancing competition in St Arnaud, died from their injuries at the scene.
A seven-day trial was held at the County Court at Ballarat before Judge Michael Bourke in October.
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